Tuesday, October 21, 2014
T – ‘Talent’ (Bakat) dan ‘Time’ (Masa) iaitu hadiah dari Sang Maha Pencipta.
H – ‘Hope’ (Harapan) untuk hal-hal yang baik dan jujur.
I – ‘Insight’ (Wawasan) yang diperoleh dari orang lain atau bacaan yang bermutu.
N – ‘Nice To All People’ iaitu berbuat baiklah pada semua orang.
K – ‘Knowledge’ (Ilmu Pengetahuan) iaitu kunci kehidupan.
B – ‘Book’ (Buku), bacalah buku sebanyak-banyaknya.
I – ‘In-Dept’ (Mendalam), belajar dan pertingkatkan kompetensi.
G – ‘God’ (Tuhan) iaitu sesekali jangan lupa pada Sang Maha Kuasa.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.
Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.
As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.
The peasant learned what many others never understand.
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one's condition.
Friday, October 17, 2014
About ten years ago, a young and very successful executive named Josh was traveling down a Chicago neighborhood street. He was going a bit too fast in his sleek, black, 12 cylinder Jaguar XKE, which was only two months old.
He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no child darted out, but a brick sailed out and - WHUMP! - it smashed Into the Jag's shiny black side door! SCREECH..!!!! Brakes slammed! Gears ground into reverse, and tires madly spun the Jaguar back to the spot from where the brick had been thrown.
Josh jumped out of the car, grabbed the kid and pushed him up against a parked car. He shouted at the kid, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing?!" Building up a head of steam, he went on. "That's my new Jag, that brick you threw is going to cost you a lot of money. Why did you throw it?"
"Please, mister, please. . . I'm sorry! I didn't know what else to do!" Pleaded the youngster. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop!" Tears were dripping down the boy's chin as he pointed around the parked car. "It's my brother, mister," he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up." Sobbing, the boy asked the executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."
Moved beyond words, the young executive tried desperately to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. Straining, he lifted the young man back into the wheelchair and took out his handkerchief and wiped the scrapes and cuts, checking to see that everything was going to be OK. He then watched the younger brother push him down the sidewalk toward their home.
It was a long walk back to the sleek, black, shining, 12 cylinder Jaguar XKE -a long and slow walk. Josh never did fix the side door of his Jaguar. He kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at him to get his attention.
Some bricks are softer than others. Feel for the bricks of life coming at to you. For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has positive answers.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear.
Don't cry over anyone who won't cry over you.
Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.
You can only go as far as you push.
Actions speak louder than words.
The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love somebody else.
Don't let the past hold you back; you're missing the good stuff.
Life's short. If you don't look around once in a while, you might miss it.
A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
If you think that the world means nothing, think again. You might mean the world to someone else.
When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there
True friendship never ends.
Friends are forever.
Good friends are like stars....You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.
Don't frown. You never know who is falling in love with your smile.
What do you do when the only person who can make you stop crying is the person who made you cry?
NOBODY IS PERFECT UNTIL YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH THEM. (Isn't that the truth?)
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
Most people walk in and out of your life. But only True friends leave footprints in your heart.
When we look back on our younger years, we will remember the people who went to school with us, the people who made us laugh, the people who hung out with us when nobody else would, and the people who made our lives much better simply by being a part of it.
There may be somebody who is thinking about you RIGHT NOW and wishing that you were around. That's the wonderful thing about friendship, you always feel loved and cared about.
The most important thing to remember is... Always appreciate the friends that you have.
A fight may come and go very easily, but a friendship could last forever.
For every second spent in anger, a minute of happiness is wasted.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a RM20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this RM20 bill?"
Hands started going up.
He said, "I am going to give this RM20 to one of you but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up.
He then asked, "Who still wants it?"
Still the hands were up in the air.
"Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.
He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air.
"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth RM20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.
We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special - Don't ever forget it!
Friday, October 3, 2014
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour a day to drain the fluids from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.
The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation. And every afternoon when the man in the bed next to the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.
The man in the other bed would live for those one-hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the outside world. The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake, the man had said. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Lovers walked arm in arm amid flowers of every color of the rainbow. Growed trees graced the landscape, and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.
One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man could not hear the band, he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Unexpectedly, an alien thought entered his head: Why should behave all the pleasure of seeing everything while I never get to see anything? It didn't seem fair. As the thought fermented, the man felt ashamed at first. But as the days passed and he missed seeing more sights, his envy eroded into resentment and soon turned him sour. He began to brood and found himself unable to sleep. He should be by that window - and that thought now controlled his life.
Late one night, as he lay staring at the ceiling, the man by the window began to cough. He was choking on the fluid in his lungs. The other man watched in the dimly lit room as the struggling man by the window groped for the button to call for help. Listening from across the room, he never moved, never pushed his own button which would have brought the nurse running. In less than five minutes, the coughing and choking stopped, along with the sound of breathing. Now, there was only silence--deathly silence.
The following morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths. When she found the lifeless body of the man by the window, she was saddened and called the hospital attendant to take it away--no words, no fuss. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.
Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look. Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it all himself. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed. It faced a blank wall.
The pursuit of happiness is a matter of choice ... it is a positive attitude we consciously choose to express. It is not a gift that gets delivered to our doorstep each morning, nor does it come through the window. And I am certain that our circumstances are just a small part of what makes us joyful. If we wait for them to get just right, we will never find lasting joy.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Terpanggil untuk berkongsi cerita di bawah ini bila teringat penerangan mengenai Stick Person ...
Tentu ramai daripada kita telah tahu tentang adanya Qarin ini tetapi mungkin juga ada lagi yang masih belum tahu tentang Qarin. begitulah kehendak Allah SWT bahawa setiap manusia yang dilahirkan sehinggalah matinya anak Adam, kita mempunyai satu jin kafir yang menjadi peneman ke mana sahaja kita pergi samada siang mahupun malam.
Qarin ini akan mengajak kita melakukan kejahatan dan menahan daripada melakukan ketaatan kepada Allah SWT. Oleh sebab ia terlalu rapat dengan manusia maka ianya digelar Qarin atau Jin pendamping manusia.
Oleh yang demikian, maka Allah mengutuskan pula malaikat yang akan mengajak manusia ke arah kebaikan dan mencegah daripada melakukan kejahatan. Maka manusialah pula yang membuat pilihan sama ada mentaati arahan malaikat ataupun jin Qarin.
Qarin adalah jin yang dicipta oleh Allah sebagai pendamping manusia. Boleh dikatakan ianya sebagai “kembar” setiap manusia. Setiap manusia yang dilahirkan ke dunia ini pasti ada Qarinnya sendiri. Rasulullah SAW sendiri tidak terkecuali. Cuma bezanya, Qarin Rasulullah adalah muslim. Manakala yang lainnya adalah kafir.
Pada umumnya Qarin yang kafir ini kerjanya mendorong manusia membuat kejahatan. Sebagai contoh dalam situasi kita hari ini, Qarin akan sering membisikkan was-was, melalaikan solat, berasa berat hendak membaca al-Quran, terasa manisnya tatkala melakukan maksiat dan sebagainya. Malah ia akan bekerja sekuat tenaga untuk menghalang kita daripada membuat ibadah dan kebaikan.
Maka dengan itu, untuk mengimbangi usaha Qarin ini lalu Allah utuskan malaikat. Ia akan membisikkan hal-hal kebenaran dan mengajak membuat kebaikan. Maka terpulanglah kepada setiap manusia membuat pilihan mengikut pengaruh mana yang lebih kuat.
Ibn Muflih al-Muqaddasi pula menceritakan: “Suatu ketika Qarin yang mendampingi orang yang beriman, bertemankan Qarin yang mendampingi orang kafir. Qarin yang mengikuti orang beriman itu kurus, sedangkan yang mengikuti orang kafir itu gemuk.
Maka ditanya mengapa engkau kurus? Jawab Qarin tadi “Bagaimana aku tidak kurus, apabila tuanku masuk ke rumah dia berzikir, tatkala makan dia ingat Allah, apabila minum pun begitu.” Sebaliknya Qarin yang mengikuti orang kafir itu pula berkata: “Aku sentiasa makan bersama dengannya dan begitu juga minum.”
Kita telah diberi akal oleh Allah untuk berfikir mana yang baik dan buruk, Usah ikutkan sangat Qarin buruk, ikutlah malaikat mulia yang telah Allah dampingkan kepada kita semua. Wallahu'alam
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Seorang guru wanita sedang menyemak satu persatu karangan anak muridnya. Sewaktu melihat satu karangan yang ditulis oleh seorang pelajarnya, dia menjadi sangat emosi dan setelah melihat nama di muka hadapan buku itu, dia menangis teresak-esak. Lalu ditanya oleh suaminya,
'Kenapa menangis ni?'
'Lihatlah karangan budak ni ...'
Suaminya pun membaca dengan penuh khusyuk.
Tajuk Karangan: Jadikan Saya Sebuah Telefon Pintar
"Oh Tuhan, malam ini saya ingin meminta kepada-Mu sesuatu yang sangat istimewa. Jadikan saya sebuah telefon pintar. Saya ingin mengambil kedudukan telefon pintar.
Menikmati kehidupan sebagaimana telefon pintar ayah dan ibu. Saya akan memiliki 'tempat' tersendiri dalam hati keluarga sehingga mampu menjadikan keluarga sentiasa melihat saya. Saya akan diberi perhatian serius ketika dilihat. Saya ingin menerima penjagaan yang sama seperti telefon pintar.
Ayah akan memegang saya setiap kali ayah pulang dari tempat kerja walaupun keletihan. Ibu pula bersama-sama saya saat sedih dan kecewa, bukan mengabaikan seperti sekarang. Seterusnya, saya mahu abang dan kakak berusaha memperuntukkan masa untuk bersama-sama dengan saya.
Saya mahu merasakan bahawa keluarga sanggup mengetepikan kepentingan lain untuk meluangkan waktu bersama-sama saya. Akhirnya, jadikan saya mampu membuat semua individu yang saya sayangi itu merasa gembira dan saya menghiburkan mereka. Tuhan, saya tidak meminta lebih dari itu. Saya hanya mahu hidup seperti telefon pintar pada setiap masa."
Selesai suaminya membaca karangan tersebut, suaminya berkata, 'Kasihannya, anak ini miskin kasih sayang. Ibu bapanya terlalu teruk!'
Mendengar itu, tangisan si isteri semakin kuat.
'Abang, itu karangan anak kita!'
Jika diperhatikan sekarang ini, suami dan isteri masing-masing sebok belek dan fokus handphone masing-masing, layan email, facebook, whatsapp dan wechat. Kadang2-kadang anak-anak tengok saja dari jauh sambil main mainannya.
Sama-samalah kita berikan perhatian kepada insan-insan disekeliling yang perlukan perhatian dan kasih saying kita.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sebelum sang ayah menghembuskan nafas terakhir, dia memberi pesan kepada kedua anaknya: “Anakku, dua pesan penting yang ingin ayah sampaikan kepadamu untuk keberhasilan hidupmu”
“Pertama: Jangan sesekali menagih hutang daripada sesiapa pun. Kedua: Jangan sesekali tubuhmu terkena terik matahari secara langsung”
5 TAHUN BERLALU …
Sang ibu menjenguk anak sulungnya dengan kedudukan perniagaannya yang sgt mendukacitakan.
Si ibu pun bertanya “Wahai anak sulungku kenapa kedudukan perniagaanmu demikian?”.
Si sulung menjawab : “Saya mengikuti pesan ayah bu. Saya dilarang menagih hutang drpd siapapun sehingga banyak hutang yang tidak dibayar dan lama² habislah modal saya. Pesan yang kedua ayah melarang saya terkena sinar matahari secara langsung dan saya hanya hanya ada sebuah motorsikal, itulah sebabnya pergi dan pulang kerja saya selalu naik teksi”.
Kemudian sang ibu pergi ke tempat si bungsu yang keadaannya berbeda jauh. Si bungsu sukses menjalankan perniagaannya.
Sang ibu pun bertanya “Wahai anak bungsuku, hidupmu sedemikian beruntung, apa rahasianya…?”
Si bungsu menjawab : “Ini karena saya mengikuti pesan ayah bu. Pesan yang pertama saya dilarang menagih hutang kepada siapapun. Oleh karena itu saya tidak pernah memberikan hutang kepada siapapun sehingga modal saya tetap kukuh”.
“Pesan kedua saya dilarang terkena sinar matahari secara langsung, maka dengan motorsikal yang saya ada saya selalu berangkat sebelum matahari terbit dan pulang setelah matahari terbenam, sehingga para pelanggan tahu kedai saya buka lebih awal dan tutup lebih lewat”.
Si Sulung dan Si Bungsu menerima pesan yang SAMA, namun masing² memiliki penafsiran dan sudut pandang atau MINDSET berbeda. Mereka MELAKUKAN cara yang berbeda sehingga mendapatkan HASIL yang berbeda pula.
Hati² lah dengan Mindset kita. Mindset positif memberi hasil menakjubkan, sebaliknya mindset negatif memberikan hasil menghancurkan. Bijaksanalah menjalani kehidupan ini....
The choice is yours ...!
Saturday, September 27, 2014
In a small village, in the valley, lived a man who was always happy, kind, and well-disposed to everyone he met. He always smiled, and had kind and encouraging words to say, whenever it was necessary. Everyone who met him, left feeling better, happier and elated. People knew they could count on him, and regarded him as a great friend.
One of the village dwellers was curious to know what his secret was, and how he could always be so kind and helpful. He wondered how is it that he held no grudge toward anyone, and always was happy.
Once, upon meeting him in the street he asked him: "Most people are selfish and unsatisfied. They do not smile as often as you do; neither are they as helpful or kind as you are. How do you explain it?"
The man smiled at him and replied, "When you make peace with yourself, you can be in peace with the rest of the world. If you can recognize the spirit in yourself, you can recognize the spirit in everyone, and then you find it natural to be kind and well-disposed to all. If your thoughts are under your control, you become strong and firm.
The personality is like a robot programmed to do certain tasks. Your habits and thoughts are the tools and programs that control your personality. Become free from being programmed, and then the inner good and the happiness that reside within you will be revealed."
"But a lot of work is necessary. Good habits have to be developed. The ability to concentrate and to control the thoughts has to be strengthened. The work is difficult and endless. There are many walls that need to be climbed. It is not an easy task." Lamented the villager.
"Do not think about the difficulties, otherwise this is what you will see and experience. Just quieten your feelings and thoughts, and try to stay in this peace. Just try to be calm, and do not let yourself be carried away by your thoughts."
"Is that all?" Asked the villager.
"Try to watch your thoughts and see how they come and go. Stay in the quietness that arises. The moments of peace will be brief at first, but in time they will get longer. This peace is also strength, power, kindness, and love. This will lead you to act from a different dimension - point of view -consciousness, not from the selfish, small, limited ego."
"I will try to remember your words," said the villager, and continued, "There is another thing that I am curious about. You do not seem to be influenced by the environment. You have a kind word for everyone, and you are helpful. People treat you well, and never exploit your goodness."
"Being good and being kind do not necessarily point to weakness. When you are good, you can also be strong. People sense your inner strength, and therefore, do not impose on you. When you are strong and calm inside, you help people, because you can, and you want to. You act from strength, not from weakness. Goodness is not a sign of weakness, as some people erroneously think. It can manifest together with power and strength."
"Thank you very much for your advice and explanations", said the villager, and went away happy and satisfied.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Diana Saw had just had a defining moment.
On a holiday in Cambodia, she had just witnessed a woman selling her baby.
"I was quite traumatised," she said of that experience in 2006.
Sitting in that mother's hut made out of leaves with no toilet, running water or electricity, Diana, then in her mid-30s, thought: "How can two women who are around the same age live in such different circumstances?"
The Singaporean who had just left her job as a regional general manager for a billion dollar company put the difference between her and the woman down to "pure luck", but she didn't leave it at that.
"I thought, what was the best way to help these women after the whole experience? Was it to donate $50,000 to an NGO or should I come and set up something myself?
"I went back home and told my partner that this is what I want to do: I want to come back to Cambodia, start a business, employ single moms."
Within two months, Diana had moved to Cambodia.
And through several failed business ideas, along with the difficulty of learning a new language and living in a different culture, she set up a small workshop making bags out of recycled materials.
Offering wages above the market rate and a cheerful working environment, she gave single mothers, and eventually other at-risk women, stable jobs so they could feel a sense of security.
"May they never sell their children again because they know that there is a job waiting for them and the children can go to school," she explained.
"I'm a big believer in jobs. I think having work, giving meaning to your life, and stability – that's important."
In Cambodia, where there are thousands of NGOs but continued pervasive poverty, it's easy to be disheartened by the magnitude of the social problems.
And it hasn't been easy for Diana running her small social enterprise: she's been cheated by trusted staff members, kicked out by landlords who then sell copycat bags, and even threatened with acid on her face.
Some days she wonders if she's even making a dent.
But then she reminds herself: "I'm not here to change the world. I'm just here to change the lives of those six women, 12 women, and their families."